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4:45 PM ET, October 14, 2010

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Apple:
Verizon Wireless Offers iPad at Stores Nationwide on October 28  —  BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey and CUPERTINO, California—October 14, 2010—Verizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that iPad™ will be available at over 2,000 Verizon Wireless Stores nationwide beginning Thursday, October 28.
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Darrell Etherington / TheAppleBlog:
iPad Coming to AT&T, Verizon Stores Oct. 28  —  An official press release from Apple reveals that a new partnership between it and Verizon Wireless will see the iPad make its way to the wireless provider's store shelves on Oct. 28.  In a separate press release, Apple also said the iPad will be available at AT&T stores on the same day.
Discussion: blogs.chron.com
AT&T:
Apple's iPad Coming to AT&T Stores on October 28
Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010.  —  “Google had an excellent quarter,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.  “Our core business grew very well, and our newer businesses …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Q3: $7.29 Billion, Display And Mobile Showing “Momentum”  —  Google said it earned $7.29 billion in Q3 2010, growth of 23% compared to the same period in 2009.  Quarterly growth was 7%.  Although these numbers aren't broken out, the Eric Schmidt quote included in the press release highlighted display …
Discussion: 24/7 Wall St. and Bloomberg
Rick Osterloh / The Big Blog:
Skype with Facebook integration and group video calling  —  We're excited to announce a brand new version of Skype for Windows, which will help bring you and your friends, family and co-workers together like never before.  Download it now, or read on to find out what's inside.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Skype 5.0 For Windows Debuts With Facebook Integration, Call Recovery And More  —  Skype is about to become much more social with the launch of Skype 5.0.  Today, the company announced that the new version of Skype 5.0 for Windows will include a deep Facebook integration …
Leander Kahney / Cult of Mac:
John Sculley: The Secrets of Steve Jobs' Success [Exclusive Interview]  —  John Sculley, Apple's ex-CEO, talks for the first time about Steve Jobs.  Illustration by Matthew Phelan.  —  In 1983, Steve Jobs wooed Pepsi executive John Sculley to Apple with one of the most famous lines in business …
Discussion: MacRumors, AppleInsider, CBS News and TUAW
Shannon Prior / The Mozilla Blog:
Introducing our new CEO: Gary Kovacs  —  We're pleased to announce that we have appointed Gary Kovacs as our new CEO.  His first day will be November 8th.  —  Gary's appointment as CEO comes as part of a planned leadership transition that we announced earlier this year.
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
Mozilla Taps SAP Executive as New Chief
Discussion: SiliconANGLE and Mashable!
Greg Peters / PlayStation Blog:
Netflix on PS3: Disc-free Next Week  —  If you instantly watch movies and TV shows from Netflix on your PS3, here is the news you've been waiting for: starting Monday, October 18 you'll be able to instantly watch movies and TV shows without inserting an instant streaming disc into your console.
Bloomberg:
Yahoo Said to Hire Goldman to Handle Takeover Approaches  —  Yahoo! Inc., which spurned an unsolicited offer from Microsoft Corp. in 2008, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to help defend against possible takeover approaches, said three people familiar with the matter.
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Is a leveraged buyout of Yahoo even possible?
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Wall Street Journal:
AOL, Private-Equity Firms Explore Bid for Yahoo
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Adobe tops 1 million Flash downloads on Android  —  Adobe has more than 1 million downloads of Flash Player 10.1 on the Android market, but still has a few kinks to work out on the mobile front.  —  Since Flash Player 10.1 launched on Android the reception has been solid.
Nielsen Wire:
U.S. Teen Mobile Report: Calling Yesterday, Texting Today, Using Apps Tomorrow  —  If it seems like American teens are texting all the time, it's probably because on average they're sending or receiving 3,339 texts a month.  That's more than six per every hour they're awake - an 8 percent jump from last year.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter investor backs celebrity-tracking site  —  EXCLUSIVE: JustSpotted.com will give locale of 7,000 stars  —  Celebrities beware: Your every move beyond the gates of your home is about to be tracked — even more so than usual.  —  A website called JustSpotted.com launches Tuesday …
Discussion: CNET News
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Following Pivot To Celebrity Tracking Site, Twitter Cuts Off …
Apple MobileMe News:
New MobileMe Calendar.  Now Available to All Members.  —  The new MobileMe Calendar is now out of beta and available to all members.  We'd like to thank everyone who took part in the beta for helping to make this the best MobileMe Calendar yet.  —  To start using the new calendar …
Jeff Kunins / The Windows Blog:
Messenger Connect is out of beta and available worldwide  —  Continuing with our ongoing partnering strategy, Messenger Connect enables our 500 million users to easily share what they're doing across the web with their friends in Messenger & Hotmail.  It also makes it easy for our partners …
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple component allocations point to new form factor sub-notebook  —  Activity within Apple's supply chain throughout the better part of 2010 has shown signs that the Mac maker is gearing up to introduce a new notebook that doesn't fit into any of its existing hardware designs, according to one Wall Street analyst.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Opera Mobile coming to Android within a month, bearing hardware acceleration and pinch-to-zoom  —  Forget all that Mini stuff, Opera is bringing its full-flavored mobile browser to Android some time very soon indeed.  To tempt people on board, the new software will support hardware acceleration …
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Brad Sams / Neowin:
Steve Jobs sends Chilean miners iPods  —  The story of the Chilean miners is nothing short of extraordinary.  After surviving the collapse of the mine and then surviving for 69 days underground, 33 men have quickly captured the hearts of all who followed this incredible rescue operation.
Discussion: Geek.com and Reuters
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
For Eventbrite, Each Facebook Share Is Worth $2.52  —  How much is a shared link on Facebook worth?  For online ticketing service Eventbrite, each time someone shares a link to a paid event with their Facebook friends it results in $2.52 worth of ticket sales.
 
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Discussion: MacStories